Museum/Program/Site Type: Historic Site

PortSide NewYork & Mary A. Whalen

PortSide New York brings the community ashore and community afloat together at its home on the tanker Mary A. Whalen on Pier 11, Atlantic Basin next to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The organization is a maritime center that combines the working waterfront, public access and community development, and displays a new…

Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum

Ode to 18th & 19th century vessels in an 1819 home with a parlor garden and an event space.

Whaler’s Cabin

The Whalers Cabin near Carmel, California, is a historic building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located in what is now Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, four miles south of Carmel.

Wabash & Erie Canal Park

The Wabash & Erie Canal Association strives to restore and promote the Wabash & Erie Canal by providing educational experiences that will teach history and inspire others to become involved.

Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum

Museum with 5 galleries exploring the history of Vallejo & the U.S. naval base at Mare Island.

Tybee Island Light Station and Museum

Tybee Island Light is a lighthouse next to the Savannah River Entrance, on the northeast end of Tybee Island, Georgia. It is one of seven surviving colonial era lighthouse towers, though highly modified in the mid 1800’s.

Toms River Seaport Society and Maritime Museum

The Tom’s River Seaport Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the rich maritime heritage of the Barnegat Bay in New Jersey.

Tiburon Railroad & Ferry Depot Museum

More than a pretty waterfront town, Tiburon has a rich railroad and maritime history, which is captured in the Railroad & Ferry Depot Museum.

Banning Museum

The Banning Museum engages visitors in a living history experience, showing how the family lived worked, and entertained. Through it’s educational programs, it gives third, fourth and fifth-graders opportunities to experience life in the 19th century, enriching their curriculum.

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is located in San Francisco, California, United States. The park includes a fleet of historic vessels, a visitor center, a maritime museum, and a library/research facility.  

Richardson Maritime Museum

The Museum was founded in memory of Capt. James B. Richardson, a prominent local boatbuilder. “Mr. Jim’s” dedication to the traditional wooden boatbuilding skills and to passing on those skills to new generations of boatwrights inspired the founders of the Museum to establish an organization dedicated not just to preserving his memory, but to continuing…

Old Coast Guard Station

The Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum honors and preserves the history of Virginia’s maritime heritage, coastal communities, the United States Lifesaving Service, and the United States Coast Guard along the Atlantic coast.

Nantucket Historical Association

The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) tells the inspiring stories of Nantucket through its collections, programs, and properties.  

Museum Ship Valley Camp

SS Valley Camp is a lake freighter that served on the Great Lakes for almost 50 years and is now a museum ship in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

Maine Maritime Museum

The Maine Maritime Museum, formerly the Bath Marine Museum, offers exhibits about Maine’s maritime heritage, culture and the role Maine has played in regional and global maritime activities.